Food A large bowl of rice, covered with a variety of ingredients that are divided up into sections from Canton Express. Zach Boyden-Holmes

A large bowl of rice, covered with a variety of ingredients that are divided up into sections from Canton Express. Zach Boyden-Holmes

10 dollar lunch: Korean at Canton Express

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

Canton Express in the Skywalk has several $5 lunch options, but if you spend a little bit more you can get a much more interesting lunch. The $5 options are all Chinese dishes, but for $7.50 you can get a bowl of Bibimbap, a Korean rice dish.

Bibimbap is a large bowl of rice, covered with a variety of ingredients that are divided up into sections. Beef, raw lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, mushrooms and more, topped with scrambled eggs. You mix the ingredients together yourself and go to town on a massive lunch.

The textures complement each other well, and it’s visually a very interesting dish. It takes a bit more time than the Chinese options on the menu (not much), but it’s worth the few extra minutes you’ll wait.

In addition to the Bibimbap, lunch includes curried kimchi, a fermented side dish of vegetables, and a spicy vegetable soup. Both add quite a bit of heat to the meal. Between the three items it’s pretty much impossible to leave hungry.

It’s fun to say, but even more fun to eat. The Chinese dishes are fine, but if you want a more unique lunch option (or dinner, Canton Express is the rare Skywalk location that stays open late), Bibimbap should be on your to-try list.

Canton Express

Find it: 501 Locust St. (in the Skywalk)

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Cost: $7.50.

Info: 282-4202.

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